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Armenian FM emphasizes inadmissibility of any "corridor" logic for  Armenia in context of unblocking regional transport links  

Armenian FM emphasizes inadmissibility of any "corridor" logic for  Armenia in context of unblocking regional transport links  

ArmInfo.Armenian FM Ararat Mirzoyan participated in a panel discussion at the Netherlands  Institute of International Relations Clingendael (Clingendael  Institute).  

During the discussion, with the participation of representatives of  expert circles and analytical journalists, Mirzoyan presented in  detail the current security situation in the South Caucasus, the  features of the process of normalization of relations between Armenia  and Azerbaijan, including negotiations on a draft peace agreement.  The head of the Armenian Foreign Ministry spoke about Yerevan's steps  and proposals to agree on the project, on the one hand, and  Azerbaijan's ambitions to delay the process, on the other hand.

Mirzoyan emphasized the need for unambiguous recognition of each  other's territorial integrity and the need to ensure maximum  certainty in the further delimitation process based on the Alma-Ata  Declaration and the latest legitimate maps of the USSR. In the  context of unblocking regional transport and economic channels, the  head of the Armenian Foreign Ministry emphasized the inadmissibility  of any "corridor" logic for the Republic of Armenia. In this vein, he  recalled that Yerevan has repeatedly expressed its readiness to  provide the necessary facilitated mechanisms that will operate  exclusively under the sovereignty and jurisdiction of the Republic of  Armenia. In this context, the concept of the "Crossroads of Peace"  developed by the RA government was mentioned, that is, the creation  of effective routes and conditions connecting the North with the  South and the East with the West, including as a guarantee of  stability in the South Caucasus.

Mirzoyan also answered questions of interest to those present.  Regarding the deepening of the RA-EU partnership, the minister noted  that Armenia's relations with the European integration structure are  based on common values and democratic principles, including the  effective implementation of the Comprehensive and Enhanced  Partnership Agreement, as well as the development of new areas of  cooperation.

Armenia's top diplomat also touched upon steps taken by the  government to address the needs and rights of the Armenian population  forcibly displaced from their homeland as a result of Azerbaijan's  ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh.  

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